Chronicle Books Signs First-Time Author from The Great Tumblr Book Search
“We're so proud of the brilliant creators on Tumblr and value this opportunity to celebrate them,” said Rachel Fershleiser, Director of Literary Outreach at Tumblr. “Over 60 Tumblr blogs have become books to date, and we're excited to take this next step--starting with a top-notch publisher and scouring the community for the best book ideas.”
“We had no idea how the Tumblr contest was going to work out, but we were floored about the quality of the proposals,” said Sarah Malarkey, Executive Editorial Director at Chronicle. “The contest connected us with these odd-ball proposals that we just loved— the best slush pile ever! We can’t wait to do it again next year.”
The Second Annual Great Tumblr Book Search will begin in January 2014.
About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. Recognized as one of the 50 best small companies to work for in the U.S. (and the only independent publisher to receive this award), the company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes illustrated titles in design, art, architecture, photography, food, lifestyle and pop culture, as well as much- admired books for children and ancillary products through its gift division. Chronicle Books’ objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. For more information about Chronicle Books, visit www.chroniclebooks.com
Founded by David Karp in New York City in 2007, Tumblr is a social blogging platform that allows individuals to post and share anything effortlessly, including text, photos, quotes, links, audio and video. A top 10 US network, Tumblr now hosts over 100 million blogs, 44 billion posts, and 170 million unique visitors, according to Quantcast, fulfilling its mission as the premier publishing and distribution platform for creative individuals.